Dyer has a very approachable, common man sense about him yet the topics covered are pretty deep and thought provoking
Dyer's stories of his interaction with his kids, kids are crazy insightful and without a filter they regularly cut to the chase without all the BS posturing, political correctness, etc.
I definately get more out of audio or video of Dyer than written book, I guess there is just more passion and understanding when you hear it from the source versus reading it.
Perspective = the ability to know and understand that you are not your feelings, in fact you the observer thereof, that knowing gives you the space to act instead of react to situations, emotions, fights, etc....
I could not find the audio version of the book, so I purchased his lecture on the book. It was good, but still not the book.
Yes. I think this should be required reading in every sales organization!
Off my recent reading list this compares very well to The Alchemist and The Go-Givers. Go-Givers is modern day business ethics and sales, whereas the Greatest Salesman is set in ancient times with similar principles. Funny how so much of life (and success therein) is entirely common sense, but NOT common practice!
Listened on my own, read it on my own, then read it with my 9 year old son. He got it too!
Yes, I would appreciate hearing insights on how this applies to life, politics, leadership of our modern world.
I struggled to get through due to the combination of language/verbiage utilized and the deep meaning in every sentence ... almost too much for me to take in at the same time.
Fantastic example of a well written "hero's journey" style novel.
The Alchemist is similar yet very different, loved them both.
Sometimes it takes a real "break" from the routine to appreciate what's already in front of your face!
Me = middle aged, educated, married, husband and dad, professional, executive always seeking, learning, finding depth and meaning to life ... if that describes you too, then READ THIS BOOK!
It's very brief and while I liked his concepts, I wanted significantly more depth.
Yes, but this is almost more of a introduction not an in depth study of the topic.
No. I learned a good deal from the series of lectures, but I don't feel the need to listen a second time.
One "complaint" . Professor Muesse obviously knows this topic very well, he is well versed and brings personal experience to the course BUT he speaks VERY slowly throughout. Luckily the Audible app allows the listener to speed up the narration, which I listened to comfortably at 1.5x throughout.
This is not a story, it's a lecture series.
This is a series of recorded classroom lectures, so it can be a bit dry but the average individual 45-60 min lecture time makes it easy to plan your listening and take the inform piece by piece.
Absolutely. I identify and learn much from everything Dyer has put out there, but this was not my favorite for no particular reason. So far my favorite Dyer book was "I Can See Clearly Now" and I have enjoyed his movie "The Shift" multiple times!
What I took away ... author was seeking, seeking everything and felt he might find it in a drugged stupor. What he found was that in his drugged condition he did not become or experience anything really new, but he did grow to appreciate the little things ... the chair in his office and all of the things that had to happen in a particular order, particular fashion to make that chair a chair ... the wood from a tree grown over many years, the logger who cut the street, the craftsman who saw the chair in the raw materials, the fabric from overseas, the family that wove the fabric, the farmer that grew the food to feed the craftsman, the logger, the seamstress ... and on and on.
I'm a fairly unemotional man and similarities between myself and The Stranger brought some areas of my personality that could use a little help! But I also felt reassured after realizing the depth of his mental incapacity and inability to empathize with his fellow human beings.
Deep stuff, heavy topics but engrossing, moving story
Luis Moreno is a very good, engrossing narrator for the Castaneda books. Of course, it can't hurt that I am totally enthralled by the story and experiences portrayed.
Yes, more laughter than tears but there were experiences at both extremes.
This is a very powerful story and while I disagree, some extreme religious readers may find too much issue with the perspective portrayed to get the real meaning and truth behind the story.
Ranks in the top 10%
Yes, there are large portions of the story that seem to apply personally and I was able to quickly loose myself to the story and the characters.
My favorite Coelho book is the Road to Santiago followed by The Alchemist, but the Zahir is excellent. I recommend every Coelho book written, but I recommend that Audible only provide the unabridged versions in the future!
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